Ashleigh's photographs transcend time. She has a keen photographic eye and artistic palette alongside journalistic approach and a knack for capturing captivating moments. She still shoots and hand processes film which allows her to enlarge optically in the darkroom. She uses her digital camera as a tool alongside film. A well rounded content professional in multiple mediums including photography, writing and video. Her interests started with portrait, music and anti-war march rally documentary photography.
Cannabis was added to her portfolio while freelancing for DOPE Magazine during a time of political shift and legalization. A 21st Century Wild West had her trekking around California and managing content for a growing magazine. She developed a love for photographing cannabis gardens and hash on the adventure.
Having left the career based magazine management job, she is now able to focus back on photography with a new perspective.
photo by Amelia Bennett Kennedy
Film: Hasselblad, Minolta Autocord, Canon Rebel T2, Voigtlander Vitessa, Polaroid Spectra.
Digital: Canon 5D Mark III (previous Canon Digital Rebel XT)
Standard Digital Photoshoot
$150 for the first hour, $100 every hour after.
$50-$100 to make specific edits to your select favorites pending request
*make up artist available for $125 extra
*if working with particular budget please contact me and we can work with it
Digital prints available
$200 for the first hour, $100 every hour after.
Dark room and digital prints available
$250 for medium size (100+) parties
$150 per show for performance photography
Please contact me at 916-712-1934 to inquire about how much I would charge for your show needs. Able to shoot video, film and digital and will work within a budget
“My main goal here is to bring women into the pages spread, also people of color,” said Castro.
Bosm Breast Oil written by Ashleigh Castro
If able to live the “bra-free is the way to be” motto, we discover that bra-free time allows for connective tissues to stay firm and toned, therefore healthy.
DJ Pam the Funkstress written by RadioHash
“I’m the one that created that scratch . . . It’s called the Titty Scratch,” explains Pam Warren, the Funkstress herself. “I was going to New York in ’94 or ’95 with The Coup, and they wanted me to do this Battle New York at the Zulu Nation conference or something . . . I listened to Lady of Rage on Afro Puffs and she said, ‘Let me loosen up my bra strap and let me hit you with this raw rap.’ I said wait a minute, ‘Let me loosen up my bra strap?’. . . I learned to take my bra off while DJing. When I went to the Zulu battle . . . everyone went crazy. I threw my bra out I said, ‘Let me loosen bra strap and-uh . . . let me loosen up my bra strap and-uh . . .’ And it just became my signature thing.”
Pam struggled to define herself as a performer and competitor in a male-dominated world. In 1994, she got together with two emcees: Boots Riley and E-Roc, members of The Coup from East Oakland, one of the most socially conscious, politically charged and underrated hip-hop groups to date. Boots Riley is not only a lyrical genius, he has a sense for real talent. He’s worked with some of the best at what they do, and Pam was his select DJ.
Bachelor of the Arts in Fine Art Photography from San Francisco State University
Minor in Journalism from San Francisco State University
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